(CNSNews.com) – A poll conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley indicates that 61 percent of registered voters in California oppose President Joe Biden running for a second term.
The online poll surveyed 9,254 registered voters in the state in the six-day period from August 10 to August 15.
One of the questions asked in the survey was: “Do you favor or oppose President Joe Biden running for a second term as President in 2024?”
Among Democrat registered voters in California, according to the survey, 46 percent opposed Biden running for a second term while 46 percent favored him running for a second term.
Among Republican registered voters in California, 87 percent opposed Biden running for a second term and 9 percent favored him running for a second term.
Among California registered voters who expressed no party preference, 65 percent opposed Biden running for a second term while 24 percent favored it.
Among registered voters who belong to a third party, 67 percent opposed Biden running for a second term and 25 percent favored it.
While 61 percent of the registered California voters surveyed in this poll said they opposed Biden seeking a second term, 71 percent said they opposed former President Donald Trump running for a second term.
Yet support for another Trump presidential run was much higher among Republican California registered voters than Biden’s was among Democratic California registered voters. In fact, 66 percent of the Republicans said they favored Trump running for president again in 2024. Only 29 percent said they opposed it.
Among California Democratic registered voters, by contrast, 91 percent said they opposed Trump running again while only 7 percent favored it.
If Trump were not to run again, the most favored alternative candidate among registered Republican California voters was Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Fifty-three percent said they would prefer him if Trump were not running. Former Vice President Mike Pence–with 9 percent–was the second-most preferred candidate in a field without Trump. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were tied for third at 4 percent.
The survey also asked “Californians eligible to vote in the Democratic presidential primary”—a group that includes those registered as Democrats and those with no party preference—who they would prefer as the Democratic presidential nominee if Biden did not run in 2024. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Gov. Gavin Newsom of California led the field with both being the first choice of 13 percent of eligible Democratic primary voters. Vice President Kamala Harris was third with 10 percent; and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tied for fourth with 7 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was sixth with 6 percent and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seventh with 4 percent.
According to the survey, 48 percent of California registered voters approve of the job Biden is doing as president and 48 percent disapprove.
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